|Type||Culture and leisure|
|Construction started||November 7, 2006|
|Inaugurated||May 12, 2010|
|Cost||69.33 million Euros|
|Height||77 m (253 ft)|
|Floor area||10,660 m2 (114,700 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Shigeru Ban Architects Europe|
|Main contractor||Metz Métropole|
|Renovating firm||Demathieu & Bard|
The Centre Pompidou Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It is located in Metz, France. It exhibits sculptures, modern and contemporary paintings and graphic art.
The architecture of the building is inspired by a traditional Chinese hat. The carpentry is an innovative assembly composed of sixteen kilometers of wood.
Inaugural exhibition of 2010[change | change source]
Some elements of the inaugural exhibition were borrow by the Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris, especially:
- La Femme à la guitare, Georges Braque,
- La Tristesse du Roi, Henri Matisse,
- L'Aubade, Nu couché et musicien, Pablo Picasso,
- Le Violon d'Ingres, photographie, Man Ray,
- La Maison tropicale, architectural prototype conceive by Jean Prouvé.